Michael Main is the Managing Editor for NewsRadio 1200 WOAI.
Michael began his relationship with Clear Channel radio at Newsradio 1200 WOAI in 1985 as a writer/reporter and quickly added numerous responsibilities including key roles in producing WOAI's four hour morning drive newscast. He is the first person in the door each morning, if you can call 1:30 a.m. the morning.
Michael is responsible for coordinating much of Newsradio 1200 WOAI's on-air news product and also produces his daily "Cyberstuff" feature focusing on Internet and tech related topics.
Michael's reporting has won him national recognition. Honors he has won over the years include several Press Club of Dallas "Katie" Awards for Best General News story coverage, Best Radio feature, and Best Spot News story, all of which attest to the diversity of his skills.
Michael was an integral team member when Newsradio 1200 WOAI won Edward R. Murrow awards, the most prized awards in broadcast journalism in 1994 and 1996. He's also been honored by the Associated Press, the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism awards, UPI, and the Texas State Network.
Michael is responsible for writing the news product for various news readers on KJ-97 FM, KZEP-FM and Soft Rock 101.9 in San Antonio, and writes and anchors news each morning for Clear Channel stations in Corpus Christi, El Paso, Brownsville and Wichita, Kansas.
Michael is happily married to his wife, Amy. He is the proud stepfather of three grown children and grandfather to one very spoiled grandchild.
Are your gadgets making you sick?
Our increasing reliance on, and at times addiction to, our gadgets is sparking a wide range of new ailments.
Apple recently released a fix for its iOS7 operating system after a large number of people reported that the 3-D visuals were causing them to suffer vertigo, nausea and even migraines. That's been dubbed "Cybersickness" but it's basically kinetosis or motion sickness.
Another relatively new gadget related ailment is called "laptop thigh" or "toasted skin syndrome." You guessed it, that’s when people suffer burns on their legs from overheating laptop cases.
Texting thumb has been around for a while now. Some doctors suggest people exercise their thumbs if they're going to text a lot.
There's also iPosture which is when people suffer neck or backaches after being hunched over their devices for prolonged periods of time.
My personal favorite new "ailment" is called "Phantom Vibration Syndrome." That's when people suffer mild anxiety because they constantly imagine their phone is vibrating.
Despite this new trend in “gadgetisis,” I suppose that we should all be grateful that we can easily Google our symptoms...of course, that might lead to Cyberchondria.